Family devastated and pleading for answers after 29-year-old woman was found dead in Dale County

Local News

DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — 29-year-old- Jenita Rose Maldonado had a passion for art, during her free time she loved playing the guitar and capturing special moments.

The mother of six was found dead on June 3, in the woods off south Dale County Road 20.

Her father, Wilfredo O’Campo tells WDHN in an exclusive interview, he could have never imagined this happening to his daughter. Maldonado’s family is now looking to the public for help.

“I taught her how to play the guitar,” O’Campo said. “She was very smart in computer and music.”

The last time the family had contact with Maldonado was on May 25 and they said everything seemed normal.

According to the family, the way Maldonado’s body was found is very strange. This is why they say they need answers. So no other family has to feel their pain.

“It wasn’t until they released the tattoo picture that she had on her left-hand side, that was when I knew it was my daughter because we know her tattoo,” O’Campo said.

The family said the answers have to be out there. They are now asking anyone in the community for answers and believe with the community’s help they can get to the bottom of what happened.

The family is offering a $1,500 reward for any information which leads to an arrest.

“We need to know also, how my daughter ended up in that remote area of Highway 20,” O’Campo said. “They found her dead on the third of June and we need to know!”

If you have any information pertaining to what might have happened to Maldonado you are asked to contact the Dale County Sheriff’s Office at (334)774-2335

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories